The mystical field surrounding a 1980s home computer, mainly the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, that must not be disturbed whilst the computer is loading software from audio cassette tapes. Some people performed highly sophisticated rituals to prevent loading errors, and others were convinced that games would not load properly if their mum asked them if they wanted a cup of tea whilst loading.
Coined in the late 90s by a poster on comp.sys.sinclair, who mis-typed "chutney" - the word was then adopted by a fellow poster to describe the phenomenon above.
"Where Time Stood Still had only three seconds left to load, when my brother came into the room, tripped over and ruined the chuntey field. I was gutted."
A word used by gricers
(rail enthusiasts) to express thrill and delight at the performance of their favourite locomotives. Usually used to denote appreciation of the noise a loco was making.
That Deltic climbing the Lickey Incline was hellfire!
Rail enthusiasts use this term to describe locomotive engine noise. "Thrash" is greatly appreciated - the louder the better, and this is why enthusiasts often risk life and limb by sticking their heads out the windows of trains to sample it.
The thrash from that Class 37 pulling out of Wolverhampton was hellfire